Saturday, 18 August 2012

Hebrews 3

Here's how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

v.3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself…v.5-6 Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house… But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house.

Moses was very important to Jews, “For the law was given through Moses” (John 1:17) that is the Judaism. So the writer connects Moses’ role with that of Christ’s and shows that Christ is greater than Moses. Christ was the final and most important revelation of God to man (1:2).

Susan said...

v.10 That is why I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.’

If we don’t know God’s ways are hearts will always be going astray. It is not enough to know God’s deeds we need to know God’s ways (Psalm 103:7)

Susan said...

v.19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.

This is a warning to us, today. The people who did not enter were people who: “feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant” (Exodus 14:31). They were not unbelievers. However they were not able to enter the Promised Land because they did not believe God would defeat their enemies. Likewise if we do not believe God will defeat our enemies we will not be able to enter into all of the blessings that God has for us.